Famille Perrin - Les Crus

Famille Perrin - Les Crus

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Originating from different terroirs in Côtes du Rhône Villages, this wine is one of the most faithful illustrations of the Southern Rhône Valley

› The vintage

In 2010, all the right conditions were united to produce an exceptional vintage.
Heavy rainfall during spring, followed by a very hot summer and an Indian summer in September allowed for great harvest conditions.
This vintage produced very balanced wines with intense notes of fruit and great finesse.

› Description

This wine is produced by the Perrin family, using the same viticultural and wine-making techniques used at Château de Beaucastel

› Situation

Just 20% of the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyard is entitled to add the word ‘Villages’ after the words ‘Côtes-du-Rhône’. These are the best vineyard sites.

› Terroir

Stony terraces over clay and limestone and gravel.

› Process

The winemaking is done at the Perrin & Fils winery located at
Chateau du Grand Prébois in Orange. The harvest is destemmed.
The skin of the whole berries are first heated to 80°C (176°F)
and then cooled down to 20°C (68°F°).
Maceration is done in large oak vats (25%), and in concrete tanks (75%). Bottled after egg white fining.

› Grapes

Grenache
Syrah

› Tasting video

› Tasting

Appearance: Dark ruby colour, with purple reflections
Nose: Intense, macerated cherries and licorice.
Mouth: Full-bodied with a generous attack, a pleasant freshness and elegant tannins.
This well-balanced wine
shows a typical expression of southern Rhône wine with a thyme and rosemary aftertaste

› Service

Serve at 18°C

A soft and friendly style, this red offers flavors of cherry compote and melted red licorice that show a dash of sweet toast to frame the finish.

Note: 88/100
Wine Spectator - 31/10/2012

The Villages bottling is a bit more complex and finer in flavor. It is full bodied and well balanced; a wine with spicy, fruity character and a long finish, tasting of red currant, plum, cherry, herbs, and violet. Exceptional value.

Note: *****
Restaurant Wine - 31/10/2012

Lively crimson. Very healthy colour. Strangely, smells the most open and friendly. Juicy and presumably it’s the high-altitude Vinsobres Syrah that leavens it a bit. Actually quite forward.

Note: 16/20
Jancis Robinson - 21/12/2011

Potentially outstanding, the 2010 Cotes du Rhone-Villages comes primarily from Grand Prebois as well as other vineyards in St.-Gervais, especially the Syrah component. A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with deep blackberry and black cherry fruit intertwined with notions of licorice, garrigue and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity, freshness and precision, it should drink well for 4-5 years.

Note: 88/100
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - 01/11/2011


Bouteilles et Etiquettes Côtes du Rhône Villages 2010

Côtes du Rhône Villages 2010